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Project by hickeymad posted 935 days ago 1599 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a series of boxes for holiday gifts. They were practice boxes in some ways – my first half-blind dovetails on the drawer fronts and through dovetails elsewhere. All hand cut on the drawers. I used my Leigh Jig for the carcase dovetails. I need practice with that too. Zebrawood fronts, Walnut carcass, Ash legs and wenge pulls. Oil finish. I made the pulls in the shape of a handlebar mustache in memory of this summer’s hair growth (now, sadly, gone). I pinned the pulls with short lengths of solid brass, which I left proud of the pulls in front. I thought this one turned out well – I like the fact that it looks cartoonish. My one issue with it is the top – I should have kept the column tops extended over the walnut top, thinned the top and minimized the thickness of the back crest on the top of the box. Oh well – next time! Happy Holidays!

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#1 posted 935 days ago

Different is always intriging. Great looking dovetails…............

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 935 days ago

Great work and love the colors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 935 days ago

Sweet design!

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#4 posted 935 days ago

There’s a lot of detail in these.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 935 days ago

What a neat box! Very unique yet cool design!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 935 days ago

Nice work

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 935 days ago

Nicely done
thanks for sharing

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#8 posted 935 days ago

Beautiful work and very unique.

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#9 posted 935 days ago

Nice design, very unique. Well done.

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#10 posted 935 days ago

Super design ,so very cool.

-- Custom furniture

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